Visitors can listen to live shamisen music played
by two young girls at a four day-long cultural event introducing the culture of
southern Japan in Hanoi from August 10-13.
The Hanoi People’s Committee will cooperate with Fukuoka prefecture of Japan to
organize Fukuoka Cultural Days at the Daewoo Hotel in Hanoi, which aims to
introduce the culture of southern Japan to the Vietnamese people and celebrate
the forthcoming 1,000th anniversary of Thang Long-Hanoi.
Various activities will take place during the event, including exhibitions,
cultural exchanges, fashion shows, , the traditional Japanese tea ceremony,
origami (paper folding), and music and dance performances.
Two girls from Yame, a Japanese city famous for its green tea, will play the
shamisen, a traditional Japanese musical instrument that dates back to the 16th
century dressed in traditional Japanese kimonos.
Young residents can take part in the exciting sosaku dance with 32 high
schoolgirls, who have won first prize in cultural events in Japan. Anyone who
loves manga comic strips has the chance to have famous artists Shiitake and Tao
draw their portraits right before their eyes.
A Fukuoka-style collection will take the stage August 13, for Vietnamese fashion
lovers. In addition, people can try on the yukata, a Japanese summer kimono worn
by both men and women.
Gourmets will have chance to taste good fruits and cakes of Fukuoka, especially
Taiyaki, a Japanese fish-shaped cake.
Japan's most famous modern flower arranger, Shogo Kariyazaki, will create
artistic works from Vietnamese flowers in the display corner of the event.
Entrance is gratis.